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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Monday, October 31, 2016

Dunbar heroin dealer sentenced to federal prison for drug crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Dunbar drug dealer was sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison for a heroin crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Jamario Dobbs, 36, previously pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin.

Dobbs admitted that on three occasions in February and March of 2016, he sold heroin to a confidential informant cooperating with law enforcement. On April 27, 2016, law enforcement executed a search warrant on the residence where Dobbs was staying and seized a handgun, over $7,000 in cash, and approximately 48 grams of crack. Dobbs was arrested immediately prior to the search and he informed officers that he had swallowed several bags of heroin. Officers took Dobbs to the hospital for treatment and recovered over two grams of heroin.

The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman is handling the prosecution. United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston imposed the sentence.

This prosecution is part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of pills and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

Drug Trafficking
Updated October 31, 2016